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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center President & CEO Kevin Tabb, M.D.
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Pros
  • The people are friendly, benefits are decent and you can get cheap red sox tickets (in 15 reviews)

  • Friendly and positive work environment (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Therefore, the base level employees are overworked for extremely low pay and without any accolades or acknowledgment of their work (in 15 reviews)

  • Frustrating administration, emphasis on long work hours, minimal concern for work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "PCT job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pct in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Pct in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    overall good benefits, plenty of overtime available if you want it

    Cons

    pay could be better. Staffing often based on whats best for the budget rather than whats best for the patients and staff


  2. "Research Student"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as an intern

    Pros

    People were all very helpful

    Cons

    I enjoyed working there very much.


  3. "Caring culture, bad HR paperwork and processes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Genuinely cared about staff welfare - fitness programs, lots of campaigns to raise awareness of stress and other issues, etc. Also some great discounts with partners - from fitness centers to insurance.

    Cons

    Hated the paperwork and arbitrary HR processes, which were mostly all manual and had to be physically delivered / got lost. Really long process and had to repeat many things. Also quite unpleasant ladies with bad attitude working in HR.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in IT infrastructure to modernize HR processes - much more efficient and boosts morale of people just starting work there


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  5. "Great experience!"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and many opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Data entry can get boring.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Regulatory Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The environment of the office is casual and everyone is helpful and works together. $5 Red Sox tickets are a big perk.

    Cons

    There is disconnect in higher management. They do not understand day-to-day workings of the office and do not allow the managers to manage. This creates a lot of frustration for all employees. Senior management focuses on numbers, but doesn't account for the man power needed to achieve the desired accrual goals. Therefore, the base level employees are overworked for extremely low pay and without any accolades or acknowledgment of their work. At one point Clinical Research Assistants were paid below minimum wage for 6 months before the mistake was caught.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people that are great at what they do and not by an arbitrary system of "years of employment". Because all of the good people leave as HR's structure can't provide any growth or incentive to stay. It's a shame. I've seen a lot of amazing employees during my time at BIDMC and all of them have inevitably left.


  7. "Not the best research institution in Boston!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good location, very close to great research institutions and core facilities.

    Cons

    Research is not an important component of the hospital. Lab scientists always feel like the underdogs, when compared to clinicians, administrators or even clinical research employees. Benefits are just OK.


  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work. Everyone is very nice and supportive. They fully believe in their Human First slogan.

    Cons

    Like most Boston area jobs the salary for research is low.


  9. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Feels like a family! Everyone is treated with respect and individual's truly believe in the mission of Human First!

    Cons

    Like any healthcare organization, resources can be limited, but staff will work hard and efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to middle management on ideas and advice for ideas for improvement.


  10. "Medical assistant"

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    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I work well with people. I love patient care contact. I can do surgical and general procedures. I can do admin work. I can perform vitals in a timely manner. I keep the office running at a great pace.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons. I love working in the Medical field.


  11. "Administrative Assistant II"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy helping people--great doctors and staff!

    Cons

    Career growth and better pay


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